installation by Pierre-Laurent Cassière

Schizophone is the first prototype of the Disorientation Headphones Project initiated in 2006. It proposes acoustic prosthesis altering one’s listening habits, revealing how our ears are continuously used not only as communication devices but also as orientation tools. The two cones focus on sounds coming from each side of the listener. By both, amplifying sounds and splitting perception of the left and the right ear, the Schizophone creates a strange stereophonic effect on the soundscape and reveals soft sounds usually unheard. The user modifies its attitude and relationship to space through an unusual way of moving and specific listening postures.

appearance at Tuned City
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